Building a Foundation for Excellence

Curriculum & Goals

 

Christian Education

Christian character traits and verses from the Bible are taught as an integral part of the child's learning experiences each month. In addition to daily training, teachers conduct weekly classroom Chapel Time, drawing from the WEE and Biblical Foundations curriculum for them related Bible stories.

Reading Readiness

To help our students become early readers, we use the Zoo Phonics program. This program helps children learn the sights and sounds of each letter of the alphabet by using animals. Zoo Phonics teachers our threes, fours, and fives by using visual flash cards, verbalizing the letter and phonic sound, and then placing movement with the letter and sound. These skills are reinforced when our students enter Kindergarten at Achiever.

Math & Science Readiness

Our math and science curriculum, which beings in our 3-year-old classes, has been developed by teachers. It is sequential at each level but allows flexibility for contribution as individual student and class needs arise. Our curriculum builds the foundation for later success in math and science.

Social Studies, Art, Music & Movement

Our children learn about a variety of subjects, around which are built the art and music activities. For example, students are taught to listen to directions and lyrics and respond in song, rhythm, or by creating a particular project or painting a picture. We value music and art experiences as a universal means of expression where all children can experience success.

GOALS

Spiritual (we want students...)

  • To know that they are made special by God.
  • To know that God loves them.
  • To know that God wants them to be good listeners.

Physical (we want students...)

  • To improve small muscle coordination by providing manipulatives, games, toys, scissors, crayons, and play-dough.
  • To improve large muscle coordinatino by using balls, jump ropes, bicycles, and play equipment.
  • To have opportunities of exploration through art, science, books, music, and movement.
  • To become more competent with scissors, pencils, and other learning tools.
  • To further develop their vocabulary and memory.
  • To build an understanding of number concepts.
  • To learn letters and phonic sounds for a solid reading and writing foundation.

Social (we want students...)

  • To know that they are loved and accepted.
  • To accept help and to learn to help others.
  • To work and play independently with others.
  • To enjoy new experiences.
  • To have opportunities to make choices and decisions.
  • To increase in their knowledge of general information by talking about experiences and things in the environment.
  • To follow instructions of teachers.

Emotional (we want students...)

  • To be successful and to feel good about themselves.
  • To be self-motivated.

Setting a foundation for following Jesus and pursuing excellence